Description

The Canadian Rangers

P. Whitney Lackenbauer

  • Published: 2013
  • Subject Listing: History, Native Studies
  • Bibliographic information: 592 pp., 6 x 9 in.
  • Territorial rights: Usa Only
  • Distributed for: UBC Press
  • Contents

For more than six decades, the Canadian Rangers, a group of citizen-soldiers, has quietly served as Canada's eyes, ears, and voice in isolated coastal and northern communities. Drawing on official records, interviews, and participation in Ranger exercises, Lackenbauer argues that the organization offers an inexpensive way for Canada to "show the flag" from coast to coast to coast. The Rangers have also laid the foundation for a successful partnership between the modern state and Aboriginal peoples, a partnership rooted in local knowledge and cross-cultural understanding.
Contents
Introduction



1 The Pacific Coast
Militia Rangers, 1942-45



2 Setting the Stage,
1946-47



3 Teething Troubles,
1947-49



4 Formative Years,
1950-52



5 Exercising the
Rangers, 1952-56



6 Shadow Army,
1957-70



7 Sovereignty and
Symbolism, 1970-84



8 "The Most
Cost-Efficient Program in the Canadian Forces," 1985-93



9 Enhancement and
the Junior Canadian Rangers, 1994-99



10 "Very Special
Forces," 2000-06



11 Sovereignty, Security, and
Stewardship
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